Get-your-hands-dirty is your middle name. So if you’re in the mood for a foodie farm visit, go on and take your pick.
Farm: Flat Creek Lodge
Foodie Following: Whole Foods, Sawicki’s, Savor Gourmet.
Feast On: Award-winning, artisanal cheese and local game. Catch a fish at the lake and have it plated in the dining room the same night. Meet-and-pet dairy visits with head cheese Dane Huebner are perfect for seeing what all the funk is about.
Find ’Em: 367 Bishop Chapel Church Road, Swainsboro (478-237-3474).
Foodie Following: Dynamic Dish, Decatur Farmers Market, Peachtree Road Farmers Market.
Feast On: Radishes, kale, watermelon, cantaloupe, greens, tomatoes, and more. Ring dreadlocked farmer Greg Brown to schedule a trip (the best days are Sunday and Monday) and shadow him around his salt-of-the-earth CSA farmstead.
Find ’Em: 201 Highway 36 Bypass, Barnesville (678-596-6803).
Farm: Full Moon Farms
Foodie Following: Farm 255.
Feast On: Biodynamic, local grub at the feel-good, foodie-fave sister restaurant (farmer Jason Mann is a co-owner). Put post-meal pep in your step with an educational cupping session (and Friday afternoon open house) at local roaster 1000 Faces. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for buzz about seasonal workdays and farmstead lectures.
Find ’Em: 1695 Spring Valley Road, Athens.
Farm: Truly Living Well
Foodie Following: Sevananda, Dynamic Dish, and at their own Wednesday roadside market.
Feast On: Swiss chard, spinach, garlic, beets, and okra. K. Rashid Nuri’s urban farm is popular among grubbers of all ages for a reason: Tykes can lend a hand pruning and weeding, while you learn the finer points of edible landscaping, home gardening, and responsible land cultivation.
Find ’Em: 3353 Washington Road, East Point (404-520-8331).
Keep on truckin’. For more road trip ideas, go to dailycandy.com/guides.
Photos: Courtesy of Flat Creek Lodge; Courtesy of Greenleaf Farms; Jason Mann / Courtesy of Full Moon Farms; Courtesy of Truly Living Well